Press Release / March 3, 2009

Five challenges for the EITI to deliver

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a ground-breaking initiative against corruption and secrecy in the oil, gas and mining sectors, has passed an important benchmark with Azerbaijan becoming the first EITI Compliant country at the biannual conference of the EITI in Qatar on 16-18 February 2009.

As one of its earliest supporters, Global Witness believes the EITI must meet challenges between now and the next Conference in 2011 if it is to be a success in the struggle against corruption and poverty in the resource-rich countries of the world

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